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NAHBPC 2012: July 6-8, MKE

Friday, July 6, 2012 - Sunday, July 8, 2012
Host club: 
Milwaukee
Court size: 
145' x 60' 4 courts

TRANSPORTATION: What you will want to do now if you have qualified is book your flights. Fly into MKE or else fly into Chicago and take a bus/train up to Milwaukee. The Amtrak is cheap or the megabus or greyhound but they charge for bikes. You might actually save money by just flying straight to MKE if possible. From the airport take the Greenline bus or the #80 bus into the city. Supposedly Chicago is renting a party bus so talk to them about getting on board. Either way is cool and take you right downtown and close to the housing options

HOUSING http://www.mkebikepolo.com/wordpress/2012/05/31/north-american-champions...
If you were hoping to stay at a polo players house contact Brian Dillman.

REGISTRATION:
Starts today at noon CDT.

Here's how it works folks. Please go to www.hardcourtbikepolo.org. If you are using a different team than any you have played with before, please CREATE a new team in your user profile. Simply click on your name in the upper right hand corner and you can "add a team". Once you have done this, as long as 2 out of 3 of the players are qualified, you will be allowed to register. Find the 2012 North American Championships in the main or tournament list. Register your team. Your team will NOT show up immediately. Don't panic! If 2 out of 3 players, at least, are qualified it will be approved. Once approved, it will appear in the list. You will have until June 15th to register AND pay. Should your team not pay on time it would be a consideration that you are not able to come. If that is the case you can also remove your team from the registration list yourself.

The registration will determine if a wildcard or any other invitations to play will be considered. The max allotted for this is 56 teams, no if, ands, or buts.

Team cost: $90/team
How to pay: PAYPAL to mkebikepolo@gmail.com [please send this as a PERSONAL GIFT so there are no fees] include your team name in the notes as well.
Deadline to register and pay: June 15th, 10 days from today.

If you have any questions about the registration process you can leave a comment or you can contact me directly. NAH is merely helping facilitate the registration process for the MKE Bike Polo Club. All other questions regarding the tournament itself can be directed to them. Thanks!

MAP: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=200674949101110103140.0004c1a... Google map for places to go and things to eat.

Thread#2: http://leagueofbikepolo.com/forum/tournaments/2012/07/05/nahbpc-2012

Location

Washington Park
1845 N 40th st
Milwaukee, WI
United States

Signed up

Fuck yeah!!! Time to make the annual pilgrimage to mecca.

How are you going to do that without a midwest qualifier?

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fixcraft.net

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what made you choose to do this on a holiday week? gonna be a lot more expensive to travel/next to impossible for me to get enough time off for a three day tournament.

I wasn't aware that July 4th was more than a one day holiday. I also wasn't aware that so many people travel on july5th-9th? At least by plane...
I have honestly never heard of July 4th being a huge plane travel holiday. One train of thought was maximizing the holiday off time. if you have off of work on the 4th you only need to take 3 days off(if you take off monday after) I took 7 days off of work to get to calgary last year, and if i didn't drive i would have had to spend $750 on the flight. We all make sacrifices in this sport. What it seems to me is you aren't taking it seriously enough as some say. But really in the end it is near impossible to make everyone happy. So sucks if this makes it complicated for you i guess.

The date was chosen to give enough time before worlds and enough time after the June 3rd date of Quals having to be done by.

Now before everyone jumps all over me about issues with this tournament, Ill preface this by saying you could have put in a bid and done all the work. From what I can tell if we didnt step up to do this, from my knowledge we were the only bid, it migth have been in danger of not happening or being thrown together last minute.

Also to preface any crazy shit forum talking For the most part i will not be responding to crap talk about why this or why that or you shoulda done this or you shoulda done that on the forum. I will answer legitimate questions on tournament details.

nevermind.

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fixcraft.net

for me, $152 to fly to MKE vs like $900 to fly to Calgary or 40 hours driving. if i qualify i might actually go.

Fuck Yeah!! Los Angeles will be repping!!

"We don't need no education"

Out.

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

winnipeg folk fest

I don't care where it's at. This is the first I've heard about NA's being held anywhere or anything about bids. Not bitchin! You guys are awesome and heard you did a great job the year before last. GO MKE!

Deaddog- sacbikepolo

looking forward to being there, it will be my first trip to MKE! and jake you succinct response impresses me, well done sir.

Yo Dawg I heard you like redundancies so we got a PIN number for your PIN

I signed up on here that means I don't have to qualify right?

140x65

Fan Fecking Tastic. Thats July taken care of ....

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

the good land

...those days are over.

JUST KIDDING!

Mexican food and Margarita for breakfast. Kremin i miss your place! (and really probably can't come to this NAH stuff) :(

Wind sucked from sails

...those days are over.

JUST KIDDING!

It won't be the same without you this year, Clement!

Midwest is best!!

Anyone needing a third?

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

<--- free agent

Gonna be a hot one!!
What's the mosquito situation around that time of year?

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

Chiggers ate all the mosquitoes.

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

haha

don't forget your nail polish

SKID ROW // ACT LIKE YOU
http://www.skidphoto.com

Chiggers!

actually, that's a myth. this helpful article will teach you all about chiggers. i only know cause once in college my roomates and i went camping off a trail, woke up covered in chigger bites, and spent the next week in a shared hell of itchiness. we would have bathed in nail polish if it were that easy.

i know but you should have seen everyone that didn't at the southeast regional last year. I think it was a shade of purple

SKID ROW // ACT LIKE YOU
http://www.skidphoto.com

ha!

they really don't come around till sunset but can be bad if its been wet. bring bugspray.

It won't be as bad as in Madison, I can tell you that. Especially since the MKE courts are in a city and not in the middle of a field like Madison.

Midwest is best!!

The reason why the bugs were so bad in Madison was the fucking swamp 20m from the court. That location was one time only! And if i recall they weren't really bad until sunset, or if you were hanging aroudn the STL crew.

So THAT was my fucking problem...

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fixcraft.net

Will there be a last chance qualifier?

no.

why not?

A small crew from Mpls will be filming this tourney and will likely broadcast it live via The Internet.

Does anyone else already have plans to do livestreaming at NA's?

Super free agent from SF...give me a hollar if y'all need an good all around team player..
I coming through to MKE either way!

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

I'm going to be stateside during this time and REALLY want to be at this tourney. If anyone needs a third, I would be happy to play. I've got some years of experience. I am fast with a sharp shot/pass and a rare dabber. I'll be in Lexington, KY on the 4th or so.

HEY LEX any possibility of a ride up?

Holler if you need a player.

Hey Milwaukee(NAH) , are we gonna do a WildCard and herd the polo-cats so we have more than just players to run this shit or have you got it covered?

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

bikepunk wrote:

Will there be a last chance qualifier?

capt. jake wrote:

no.

Got 12th in Austin and Tempe. 5th in Ladies Army IV Co-ed. If ya wannnna wannnna wannnna have someone to talk to and take the castle by storm i got a fully committed liver and a chortle box to take us through as your 3rd.

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

Wouldn't be that hard to throw together a 6 hour wildcard event beforehand. Fuck, I'll come on Thursday and run it. 12 team, 3 rounds of swiss, single elim, 12 minute games. I'll even pick up all the trash. Come onnnnnnnnnnnnnn man.

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fixcraft.net

if you want to

When will we know how many spots from qualifiers are unfilled? Early June right?

I will do this for sure. What are your guys' plans for registration (dates)?

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fixcraft.net

Good to know, thanks. I think this is still a long shot though and we have to do some internal discussion.

Having/not having a wildcard will be determined by how many pre-qualfied teams register. IF we do allow you to come and run a wildcard we will not be deciding if it is necessary or warranted until after the Last regional qualifer has been completed. This will still give wild card interested teams at least 3 weeks to decide if they are coming for it.

so basically im not saying 100% no, but im also saying wait and see. thanks.

whats the word on the wild card?

SKID ROW // ACT LIKE YOU
http://www.skidphoto.com

i will also help. especially if my broken foot can't qualify this weekend in ft laud, but i'll help regardless.

I'm also willing to pick up trash. Plus, I'm really good with a broom. It is a talent that carries over to ball control. yeeeyah

Up and coming Slayer right here

Get rad

Ha.

you already have a team manchine!

The Stream Team

...keep your throat oiled

I'll be getting there on the 4th.. Can also help out if u guys like!!

"We don't need no education"

See ya there, old friend!

Bike Polo is Our Language,
Good Will is Our Motto,
Friendship is Our Goal.

Play More Bike Polo Together!

WeR3

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

I'll bee there too, always willing to help.
Would love to participate in any manner.

Bike Polo is Our Language,
Good Will is Our Motto,
Friendship is Our Goal.

Play More Bike Polo Together!

Kremin, I am going to fart your house to oblivion again. Be prepared.

You'll see. Unless you drilled out your eyes because they were too heavy.

No your no t thats my house now too fool!!!!!

Ifuckinglovepolo

I could probably just read through the NA ruleset, but i'm going to take the lazy route and just ask: What requirements would there be for a European who wants to play in this? Can I play with two who already qualified?

Yes you could!

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fixcraft.net

What's the word on holes bigger than 2.25"?

I have 3 words on it and they are "learn to dribble"

Flights booked. Can anyone in Chicago give Henry and I a ride up to MKE Thursday afternoon?

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

We've got you boys covered! We're going to rent a bus to and from MKE. Spread the word to everyone flying into Chicago before NA's. See you guys in 6 weeks!!

Midwest is best!!

party bus is the way to go! nice work CHI!

Thursday aft? How fortuitous! Thanks Meg. Will it be swinging by the airport or...? Deets to follow? OOOOOOSSSHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

The bus will leave when the majority of people can leave. Which is probably Thursday afternoon/evening. It won't be swinging by the airport since we will all have to be in the same location. It will be cheap and fun though! Spread the word if you don't mind.

Midwest is best!!

I will totally spread the word. Any chance I could convince you to make two stops? One DT for all the locals and one at the airport for all the folks coming in? I know of a small bunch coming in Thursday morning/afternoon. If that isn't possible could the bus be near a subway stop?

Thanks Meg!

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

the blue line train will take you right from the airport into our polo neighborhood.

Party bus!!! So stoked to be on it this time around- I remember watching the bus roll into Madison a couple years ago. I'm flying in and out of Chicago, I'll be buying my tickets this week. I'm assuming the return would be on Sunday or Monday? And details on the price would be appreciated once they're available.

polopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolo

Any MKE locals have a couch or floor space for three players from LA?We rent a large house here in LA and would be more then willing to put up some of your folk should they venture out our way anytime soon.

brought to you by the good people at morningstar

We are evaluating housing. Our club is small but the city is full of top notch folks. We should be able to accommodate a nice amount of people. Send housing requests to brianatmkebikepolo.com . We are also looking into some alternatives around the city.

I am looking into utilizing college dorm type housing which will be about 25$/night for non-AC and $40 for AC. The hotel deals we tried to work out are all $129+ a night and not really near anything (due to the festival i was talking about). We should be announcing these options officially VERY SOON.

Any word on the college dorm housing?

i should be able to post the rates and options tomorrow!

Hey MKE! I will be in town for this and will not be playing, which means I can do anything you guys need me to do. I can't wait for this!!

Midwest is best!!

Bobs comin home qualified for this tournament, see yall hosers there

Get rad

i hear that the 4th of july is awesome in Miwaukee. Is it worth getting in as early as the 3rd for pre party polo party ?If there is a wild card it would be the 5th right so the 3rd will be time enough to get over jet lag , get acclimatized and eat some cheese and sausage.Goin to eat as many mosquitos as possible b4 y'all get there?

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

Machine- your more than welcome to come early. I'm sure well have some pre fetivities goin on and yes if there is a wild card it would be held the 5th.

Nice one . Gonna rebook my prebook and come take a look.

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

I would be happy to help out with a wild card tourney and come down early.

No big deal, but Awesome poster. I'd like one if possible. I know you're all hard at work, but...please?

coffee, whiskey, beer. repeat.

considering this.

anyone need a qualified third?
strong goalie
physical, crafty, lefty.

ideally lookin for a strong pair looking for a good goalie.

2007 - King of The Juice
2010 - LEFTY MAGIC

someone pick this baller up. he can heckle with the best of them too!

Incoming Stream Team Heckling Machine.
Arriving on 3rd July @ 535pm.Leaving 735pm 9th July
Hook a brother up with some next level Independence Day Pre Polo Party(z),

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

Come to Chicago for the 4th, Machine! I'm buying a shit ton of contraband fireworks in MO in a few weeks. If you come, there will be some roman candles with your name on it! : )

Midwest is best!!

hahaha . I remember the last "defective"Roman Candle I was handed only too well. My Fort Meyers bike polo shirt still has a scorch mark on it and i can still smell the phosphorous of the shots that missed my face by inches(thanks to the wind , coz without it Woadies shots would have nailed me).........................sounds like fun . Still havent seen the footage.

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

http://www.mkebikepolo.com/wordpress/2012/05/31/north-american-champions...

housign info for those interested is announced. you can start booking. its dorm style housing but it was the cheapest we could find four ya all due to to summerfest. the kenilworth building is the closest to the parties but both are on bus lines(we have bus bike racks) to the courts and have parking available for those who drive to MKE also sandburg building is about 6 miles from the courts so still ridable.

the 22, 21, 33, 31, 30, 57 buses all go within a few blocks of the courts from the eastside neighborhoods. we'll provide maps too when you get to town.

How many bikes can "legally" fit on these racks?

I will be making my infamous weed treats for this and would like to know if you all are interested in purchasing them. Unfortunately, I have to charge for them because they are expensive to make, but they will be cheap. I will be accepting trades for them as well! I will definitely be making chocolate covered sea salt caramels, but I would like some feedback on what else I should make.

Midwest is best!!

I'll trade you a Firestorm EP

"ok Mr. Schwinn fucking Armstrong!"
www.burrobags.com

They have marijuana in them, dude. : ) Unless you're not straight edge anymore. I'll try to bring some unlaced treats, but I can't guarantee that yet.

Midwest is best!!

It was a joke, FireStorm is a Song of of a record by a very miltant straight edge band called Earth Crisis and the lyrics basically call for a holocaust on anyone that isn't straight edge. hahah.

"ok Mr. Schwinn fucking Armstrong!"
www.burrobags.com

I want these treats and if I see this ep I'm gonna smash it.

could someone please clarify whether this is a 2 or 3 day tournament?

july 6-8=3 glorious days of polo with all our friends

Kremin said that it was two days. Not sure if it is a wild card or something before.

If was there was a Wild Card on Friday I could definitely help run it! Please do it, MKE!!!

Midwest is best!!

oh shit my mistake

i read the poster as july 6, 7, 8

I'm confused. is the main tourney being played on friday as well?

Hey MKE, give us an answer. People, not me, gotta buy plane tickets.

Hey Sven, we were just playing polo at a tournament. Hard to respond.

and yes this is a three day tournament

Sorry, forgot that MKE has a club of 5.

they had six players at eastsides

And more than that at Midwests.

they had 8 at midwests, but one might argue that the players at espi's are the ones with information about the tourney.

all six in the top 5 teams. quality over quantity

cool story bro. top five teams in hipster hockey. I'm baking you a cake.

"ok Mr. Schwinn fucking Armstrong!"
www.burrobags.com

will you please go hide under a rock again.. ok thanks..

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

kill two of my best friends and I probably will AGAIN.

"ok Mr. Schwinn fucking Armstrong!"
www.burrobags.com

Could someone please clarify when registration will be ?

"ok Mr. Schwinn fucking Armstrong!"
www.burrobags.com

Please let Kruse and meg run a wild card :-)

321polo.net

it has to do with the amount of teams we can handle for the main event not so much that extra day . be fucking patient you wildcard wanting people.

:-*

321polo.net

I have a carload of nice Canadian valley boys that would be happy to assist/participate in a wildcard as well!

Its a three day tournament. if there is a wildcard, which we have not decided yet that would be July 5th.

Agad...

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

REGISTRATION:
Starts today at noon CDT.

Here's how it works folks. Please go to www.hardcourtbikepolo.org. If you are using a different team than any you have played with before, please CREATE a new team in your user profile. Simply click on your name in the upper right hand corner and you can "add a team". Once you have done this, as long as 2 out of 3 of the players are qualified, you will be allowed to register. Find the 2012 North American Championships in the main or tournament list. Register your team. Your team will NOT show up immediately. Don't panic! If 2 out of 3 players, at least, are qualified it will be approved. Once approved, it will appear in the list. You will have until June 15th to register AND pay. Should your team not pay on time it would be a consideration that you are not able to come. If that is the case you can also remove your team from the registration list yourself.

The registration will determine if a wildcard or any other invitations to play will be considered. The max allotted for this is 56 teams, no if, ands, or buts.

Team cost: $90/team
How to pay: PAYPAL to mkebikepolo@gmail.com [please send this as a PERSONAL GIFT so there are no fees] include your team name in the notes as well.
Deadline to register and pay: June 15th, 10 days from today.

If you have any questions about the registration process you can leave a comment or you can contact me directly. NAH is merely helping facilitate the registration process for the MKE Bike Polo Club. All other questions regarding the tournament itself can be directed to them. Thanks!

so who's not on a team for this as of today

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"Thou Shalt put Thy Weed in it"
CH0MB0 3:16

I'm looking

that's how you get antz

ANTS!

Bike Polo is Our Language,
Good Will is Our Motto,
Friendship is Our Goal.

Play More Bike Polo Together!

Yessir...anyone for a 2/3rds team? I'm prepared to do some major damage.

You'll see. Unless you drilled out your eyes because they were too heavy.

I am qualified and need a team.

No you don't.

I'm happy bro!

Need to spice things up in your life? I'd love to join in as a third for two lucky people. I am skilled in all positions. A.hand@hotmail.com if interested!

321polo.net

"I am skilled in all positions.", especially doggy

Get rad

Reverse cowboy??

"ok Mr. Schwinn fucking Armstrong!"
www.burrobags.com

Pick me and ill be all over that

321polo.net

I'm awaiting wild card decisions from MKE before I decide what I'm doing.

I'm done waiting.

This is me throwing my name in the hat full of players who wanna be on a 2/3 qualified team.

Inquire here: crlosciale (at) gmail.com

Qualified, probably not going, but I could possibly be convinced to w/ the right teammates.

Is the Fixcraft tag how you know you're cool?

jk, lolz.

I'd put a fixcraft tag on my profile to get free money to fly to milwaukee, otherwise my qualified ass ain't going.

HAHA

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

i, uh... i didn't qualify. but i have skills, just ask around. any qualified pairs in search of a third?

sorry bout that,

...I didn't qualify either.

...and i'm sorry about that

I would have wanted to pick you up but i was banned from playing with my team ( which qualified anyway ) and me and jason need a third qualified player..

"ok Mr. Schwinn fucking Armstrong!"
www.burrobags.com

Any of you lovely qualified folks wanna pick me up as a teammate?

Open invitation to anyone traveling through Minneapolis on their way to or from NAHBPC in Milwaukee to stop and hang out for a day or two.

We'll find you a place to crash, play a bunch of polo and show you around the city. Lots of fun to be had during the Summer in MPLS! Maybe we'll even throw a 2v2 tourney.

I am totally qualified but didn't qualify .............you know ya wannna ,so hit me up for a fecking good time playing next level bike polo WWBPF style. HAAAAAaaaaaaaa haaahahhahhahaaa.

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

thought you had a team? the stream team, me boy!

this manmachine will be doing it to your ear holes are weekend long

I didn't qualify, I need a team. Unless there is a wildcard tourney...

Someone make a free agent thread to keep this shit organized.

Sign up as a single at http://hardcourtbikepolo.org/polo/main/tournament/61.html

already on that after i posted. The board is convenient, as people recognize user names sometimes more readily than the other names used on .org

that singles list is kinda useless, eh?! where is the person's contact info?

Fixed... There is now a contact form on the bottom of player profiles.

I am qualified and in need of a team

unqualified but live in milwaukee area. im trying to contact other qualifiers. so if you are interested i would love to play.

Sorry I have a team together now.

FWIW: I just booked a room at the Red Roof Inn about 20 minutes from the courts for July 5-9 for $187+tax total. There are some deals out there.

its milwaukee, everything is cheap.

Understood, we're from Pittsburgh afterall.

pittsburgh breakfast!!

Iron City beer and cold Primanti's sammiches

the one by the airport? sounds really seedy and not near anythign at all. if you are driving to MKe and are going to drive your bikes and you around all weekend i guess that works. i'd rather stay in the city area and near the courts and parties though so i dont have to drunk drive and get to experince some of the city by bike

Registration is half full now with only 4 days left for qualified players to put in their teams and pay up.
Please do this on time as we will be extending the invites to participate to other teams should the tourney not fill up. The reason for this: there is a budget and, like any tournament, this is funded largely by the registrant fees. So, having the teams paid in full ahead of time lets MKE secure, purchase, and use the funds weeks and days before the tournament without having to come out of pocket and figure out reimbursement, and be more stressed out than they already are.
Thanks, and again, any questions just ask.

My team was next in line at espi, I hope we get an invite. Keeping my fingers crossed!

321polo.net

Welp, Looks like I am in need of a team too.

Qualified and certified. Holler at your boy for some Big Shot City and sticky defense.

still need a team? I'm looking for one, I'm not qualified though.

Nope thanks tho. Nic and Shelly swooped me up.

I was on the fringe at the SE qualifiers and if I get an invite would like to make the trip to Milwaukee but I need a team none of my fellow Floridians can make the trip. Is there a separate board or anything for forming mismatch teams or is this it?

Never mind I read the other posts and now understand.

Man Travis! If I had known you were planning on going I would have played with you....but I got scooped up! Better see your smiley face there.

PAY UP! if you are regged on hardcourtbikepolo.org you HAVE NOT completed your registration YOU MUST PAY ME! BY FRIDAY!!!
paypal to mkebikepolo@gmail.com $90 per team BY FRIDAY. please use as a gift so we dont have to pay fees and put your team name in the subject line!!!

thanks!

If anyone needs a third, I'm up to it. I know how to play. Got skillz: wheely turns and monster slapshots, passes with never ending decimal places, sonic boom speed. For real. SONIC BOOM

Hollerate

x100000000
PICK HIM!

i need a team, are you qualified?

I'm not qualified since I'm from way out of region, but I've got ticket to Milwaukee anyway as I'm going to be stateside and don't want to miss this for anything. My birthday will be on the Saturday too. Best weekend of the year!

If invites go out, we might be able to put a team together, that is, if we aren't picked up first... In any case, I'm looking forward to meeting everyone.

a reminder, those who have not officially registered through www.hardcourtbikepolo.org and paid by the end of this Friday, June 15th, will be signalling that they do not intend to participate in the NAHBPC in MKE. If there are a significant enough number of spots open still, in order to make the budget work, invitations to successively placing teams will be sent out.

if you intend to come and play, and are presently on the qualified list, please register and pay the reg fee by Friday. Thanks!

I'm still looking for a team... I'm qualified... hit me up

Don't sleep on Vince - he's a super solid teammate that will make a killer addition to any polo squad!

probably too seriously...

www.eighthinch.com

I didn't qualify brother, but if you find a second qualified player and wanna sign up, I'm game.

if i were able to travel more i would be qualified, but im not from milwaukee area so if you need a third that will be there its me. Ask the midwest guys i can put holes through your wheel covers!!

we have a few houses with campable yards and floor spaces available at some girls' houses who are in the cycling community. One of them even said she would make you breakfast! hit me up if you want to take advantage of some midwest hospitality.

i'm interested in some floor space...

Floor space please

the breakfast amking gilrs spot has been taken, thats shit went quick slow pokes...
http://www.mkebikepolo.com/wordpress/2012/05/31/north-american-champions...

housing still available here^^^

well keep looking for more folks who can put you all on thier floor but for now that is filled too until we find more willing hosts.

I'll just sleep outside again in my sleeping bag like I did at ESPI.... Just as long as nobody steps on my head while trying to throw more pallets on the fire. MORE PALLETS!!!

Would like to play if anyone is looking for a third that is not qualified. Hit me up at morrowtvn@sbcglobal.net. would like to play.

LAZERSHOTS right here, somebody pick this guy up

Get rad

so excited.

Keep your standards low, and morale high.

Not qualified. Really want to play. I'm great in goal and a real good finisher. I'll be up there either way.

You'll see. Unless you drilled out your eyes because they were too heavy.

Vince(Portland) and myself need a qualified third for our team, who all is still lookin?

<----This lefty reeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaally wants to play! I am not "qualified," but I come with solid qualifications. I can shoot, screen & protect the net. Into passing and Jedi mind tricks.

Ride, bake, polo, repeat.

I wanna play bike polo tooo

Well... time's running out to find that one remaining qualified player to team up with...

But if qualification expands to the full top 12, I'd love to team up with a newly qualified player!

Highest ranking team to not make the cut at ESPI...
Fingers crossed.

You'll see. Unless you drilled out your eyes because they were too heavy.

What's the word on invites?

321polo.net

wildcard!.. wildcard!.. wildcard!.. wildcard!.. polo!!.. polo!!.. polo!!.. polo!!..

hello everyone, thanks for your patience.

a few things have come to light over the weekend.
one: the MKE bike polo group, seeing the registration list thus far, is able to limit building courts to 3 instead of 4, in order to guarantee that they do not lose money on throwing the NAs. This means that the cap will be set at 48 teams.
two: teams to be invited will go in succession from each qualifier. I will be sending invitations to the three team members and expect a response immediately, within 24 hours. from that reply to me, the team, or at least 2/3 of it, will have the opportunity to register for 24 hours. if they do not respond within a day they will get a call or some other form of contact and if still no response then the next successive team will be invited. this will occur until all top 12 teams are invited if need be. after that there will be no invitations and the registration will close.

unfortunately we will not extend beyond the top 12 teams placed at any qualifier. that being said, it is still a 2/3 rule in effect. should a team not be able to come in full, but want to play separated with one player not qualified then so be it. understandably, this is tough to decide and tough to enforce with you all, but there is a reason we laid out the qualifiers as such, with adapted structure, and we are looking at all possibilities while still maintaining the integrity the regionals leading up to the championships was based on.

there will be no wildcard thrown. this is an extension on the logistics of throwing this tournament on the mke club, no matter how many volunteers step up, that is not feasible. sorry folks.

Can someone clarify what is happening on the 6 July?

I've already booked my plane tickets under the assumption that this is a regular Swiss round Saturday Double elim Sunday tournament. I made this assumption based on the fact that every other tournament ever has been this format, andif this is not the case it has not been made clear.
Thanks bros

As far as I understand, (see: comment #102) this years NAHBPC will follow a similar 3 day format as last year in Calgary, and the year before in Madison.

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This is true. It sounds like a pre-seeded, evenly split 2 group swiss on Friday, with the top teams from friday fighting for byes saturday afternoon and the bottom teams fighting to get into the double elim on saturday morning.

Sucks about your ticket, dude. : / Maybe people didn't stress this enough but it has been this way for the past 2 years at least.

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yes it is a fri/sat swiss rounds with sunday DE. All you had to do was ask before booking a flight. i answer emails quickly due to science and phones mixing.

Word, thanks. Don't fuck up like I did, kids

so excited for this! the entire roster is stacked!!

something you kidz also might not have noticed ............................................................................yer goin down.

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

since I already Q'ed and I ain't goin to the W's mebbe I'll just focus on getting laid at this tournament. who wants a solid third for the wild laidcard

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siiiiike I already got the best team, seeyall in MKE

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that's my teammate. (this is quinn)

POOL PARTY CONFIRMED! WASHINGTON PARK POOL FRIDAY JULY 6th 830-1030pm BRING YOUR SWIM TRUNKS! NO JEAN SHORTS OR DIRTY SHORTS ALLOWED. BOOOOMMMM!!!!!

just found out I can go.. buying a ticket, is there any team that needs a third? I haven't been paying attention to registration, I'm qualified too

IS THERE ANYONE QUALIFIED GOING THAT (still) NEEDS A TEAM>!?!?!?!?!

Seriously. Please?

You'll see. Unless you drilled out your eyes because they were too heavy.

Proper solution, Max. If we don't find someone, we are just going to have to drink all of the whiskey, and some of the weird peach shit that always gets passed around in Milwaukee.

You'll see. Unless you drilled out your eyes because they were too heavy.

or better yet, referee all weekend. nobody will like us anyways!

ill play from milwaukee

Is there still space? I'd get with you guys and I also qualified. Get at me.

maxcosmo, nicejohn and me a team, what do you say??

"What? No. Rob is way way better than me." - Thanh
Real life quotes from other not qualified players.

You'll see. Unless you drilled out your eyes because they were too heavy.

Sorry G, I've known rob from as far back as 2009 so we're gonna make it official now.
Me+Rob+Marco have teamed up. bam!

So it turn out I can make it after all with help from NYC polo giving me a ride.
Sorry for those teams that I told that I couldn't make it ,but looks like everyone found there third.
Looking forward to seeing everyone.

RIDE TO LIVE,LIVE TO PLAY POLO!!!!

You make the rules, I'll play the game.

PHILTHY COURIER wrote:

So it turn out I can make it after all with help from NYC polo giving me a ride.
Sorry for those teams that I told that I couldn't make it ,but looks like everyone found there third.
Looking forward to seeing everyone.

RIDE TO LIVE,LIVE TO PLAY POLO!!!!

"ah dude, it's like, whatever dude. at the end of the day..."

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me and Jason are flying into Chicago on monday morning. PIck-up in chitown all week?! who is in.

"ok Mr. Schwinn fucking Armstrong!"
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Yissss

You'll see. Unless you drilled out your eyes because they were too heavy.

looks like we have hit capacity: I will be crafting an email and sending it out to all you who are registered in the next couple days. I also think everyone has paid....? but ill double check and you will get a nasty email if you haven't.

though it cost me two thirds of a pay check to get out to this, I am looking forward to playing with ya'll and my two awesome teamates from LA! see you soon, it'll be my first time in MKE so I know you won't let me down. :)

Yo Dawg I heard you like redundancies so we got a PIN number for your PIN

So I have 3 questions. First, which ball are we using? I'm assuming Fixcraft, but would like this confirmed or denied. Second, will there be a merchandise tent for clubs to sell their gear, like we had in Calgary? And thirdly, are cheese curds as prominent in Milwaukee as they were in Madison? Freakin yummy! I'd really appreciate any recommendations on that, it's been almost 2 years for me!

Thanx Milwaukee, really stoked on this!

we have fixcraft and canadian balls on hand it will probly depend on weather those days.
you can walk around and sell your gear there are loose liquor laws but the concessions laws are stricter. cheesecurds and sausage are just as abundant in mke as in madison

Thanx for the 411 Capt. Jake

Dudes, I'm getting pretty excited for this!

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BoozeKruse wrote:

Dudes, I'm getting pretty excited for this!

Understatement of the week , this end.

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

I know this is a little late...just wondering if anyone in MKE has some floor space for this lady. I'm just one.

Is this allowed under the current rules? High-stick fencing?

That's just an eclipse of the sun with 2 dudes congratulating each other for 5 ohhing The Beaver Boys on their home turf.

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

is there any last minute housing opportunities for me and my other two teamates?

+1

the link for housing above at teh UWM dorms should still have spaces available. im still looking for housing at houses that may come up but we are pretty full up on that.

I am currently offering food including, but not limited to, chicken and waffles and caramel cheesecake brownies in exchange for a floor to sleep on
Count it

ACed RV space for chicken and waffles. Calling it.

You'll see. Unless you drilled out your eyes because they were too heavy.

Any single qualified players still out there who want to play??? Contact me asap.

Folks,

So. We Just had a spot open up on the St. Cago/MBP train for NAHBPC. We leave tomorrow, Tues., and head back after the tournament finishes on Sunday. I know its a shot in the dark. But if anyone wants/needs a ride let me know. We'll be heading up I-75 from Miami, FL to MKE. Depending where you are on the route will determine your gas fare.

watch NAHBPC live at bikepolo.tv beginning Friday at 9 am CDT

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Dear bike polo, get your housing shit together. That is all.

(Not the organizers)

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The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

please ellaborate because right now im thinking youre a dick

instant edit-- i actually totally understand, we are sharing the same frustrations. these fools and their last minute requests. dear bike polo please get your housing together!

Glad you caught it. Definitely not meaning to insult you or anyone else in MKE. Just frustrating for me, as a player who's not even coming, to see so many last minute requests for housing.

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The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

Let's make a rule about it. No housing requests less than...

Hahaha

well played.

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The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

there is still space at the dorm housing available to anyone who asks me at this point that is all im telling you.

Some of us just found a team this week so mike shut the fuck up and don't tell me what to do unless I'm bleeding.
Ps
Gonna miss you dude

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To all attendees of NAs this weekend! Fixcraft will have a tent set up with the usual awesome polo wares, but a special guest will be sharing their tent, none other than Tree Bicycle Co! Please do yourself a favor and check it out!

wow, so so many quality teams. this is gonna be sick.

who's in town wednesday night? call me to hang out. (818)399-5869 eli

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If anyone lost there third I will be there for sure. Hit me up if you need a third. Text 4145070555

Shut up.

You'll see. Unless you drilled out your eyes because they were too heavy.

I'm pretty confused by how the rankings for podium were put out. If it is from hardcourtbikepolo.org it seems to be kind of weird and not really in tune with tournaments. How are the guardians ranked 2nd in the afternoon and how did the crazy canucks get ranked so low. I know that it doesn't matter too much but it could have implications for who moves too which bracket saturday.

Here in MKE!! Anything cracken tonite!! Hit me up @ (818)458-26-80

"We don't need no education"

I am going to be at the airport in mke (hursday morning at 930 if one person needs a ride needs a rideto town. I can pic"k 2 other peeps up anytime. B4 100pm too. If you know where you're staying

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

hey getting in at the airport at 10:50pm with a bike box and a bag on thursday... does anyone know how to get from the airport to town lowest cost possible? I'd be willing to pay someone for a ride... and I do not have any accommodations figured out (sorry polo-verse, I just don't know anyone in mke) so please give me a call or text if you know me and can help me out.... 720 three zero one three 1 sex eight

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